Ten Great Posts: Friday Link Roundup: 9/28/12
Expression, Expressiveness, and Good Writing Habits. Her review sold me on this book. Last night I read the first eight chapters. When I started reading, it was hard for me--someone who isn't overly interested in reading about literary expression--to imagine it would hold my interest for long, but it did. I will finish reading it. Because Plotnik practices what he preaches, the subject came alive for me. He made me want to work harder at making my words sing. (Oops, is that a cliche? Or close to becoming one?)
Here are nine more good posts:
Places You Should Consider Submitting Your Manuscript A list of publishers interested in novellas, short stories and digital-first publications.
Novel Wisdom. Since I was on the subject of words, Karen quoted a paragraph about words, from one of the most interesting novels I've ever read: Madapple, by Christina Meldrum (which I need to remember to review someday soon):
“Words are like the physical objects around us that appear to be continuous and whole but are in fact composed of particles too small for for the eye to see, for the brain to imagine. Words oversimplify reality. Break open a word, and it’s like breaking a mold. The contents seep free, become something new.”
Want to know the top ten YA agents? Read this from Darcy Pattinson.
Speaking of childrens/YA agents, here's a new one: Sally Apokedak.
A new, comprehensive website dedicated to Christian Fiction. It's fabulous!
The ACFW held their national conference last week, and these Christian authors won awards for their books in these categories.
Lisa Jordan, who won a Carol award for her Love Inspired book, Lakeside Reunion posts about how it felt to win the award.
Joan Swan on Nailing Emotional Turning Points.
Lisa Cron on Building Deep Conflict into Novel Structure.